Category : Disaster Efforts

  • Logan County Wildfire Update

    Logan County Wildfire Update

    Posted May 6, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army is responding to a very large wildfire that is affecting many in Logan County.   Record temperatures, drought and strong winds are causing extreme fire danger to much of Oklahoma.  The wildfire, which began on Sunday has reportedly burned over 3,000 acres and is responsible for one fatality.  At …

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  • Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

    Arkansas Response Update 5/1/14

    Posted May 2, 2014 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Mobile Feeding Units continue to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Central Arkansas on Sunday evening. National Weather Service officials announced today the tornado started West of Ferndale and ended in El Paso.  It was on the ground for 41.3 miles and lasted over …

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  • Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Altus Responds to a Major Apartment Blaze

    Posted July 9, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army was asked to help provide relief at an apartment complex fire in Altus yesterday afternoon. The fire destroyed 16 units with at least eight more damaged by smoke. The Salvation Army provided 60 meals, 120 snacks and 480 beverages as well as emotional and spiritual care on-site. The Salvation Army is also …

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  • Ministering in Unusual Places

    Ministering in Unusual Places

    Posted June 13, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    “We’ve had some very unusual ministries and frankly, we’re just looking for the ministries wherever we travel,” says Major Don Wildish, an officer with The Salvation Army in Sherman, Texas. Wildish’s 2-week deployment to Oklahoma has been anything but usual, if there is such a thing. He arrived on May 31, 2013, with an assignment …

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  • New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    New Hours & New Locations For Relief

    Posted June 5, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    Yesterday Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) relief efforts expanded into an additional Multi-Agency Relief Center (MARC) set up to serve the survivors of the May 31 events in El Reno at Jenx Simmons Field House at 214 N. Country Club Rd.  Salvation Army disaster relief services at that location include financial assistance to tornado …

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  • Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Long-Term Recovery For Oklahoma

    Posted June 3, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    As one of the nation’s largest federally recognized emergency disaster services agencies, providing relief to 1-2 million disaster survivors and first responders each year in the United States, The Salvation Army is well-versed in transitioning personnel and resources form initial relief operations—such as providing food, hydration, and initial emotional and spiritual care—to long-term recovery operations …

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  • Canteen Community Care

    Canteen Community Care

    Posted May 24, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    It was a humid Wednesday evening as the McAlester, Oklahoma canteen roamed the streets of Moore, Oklahoma. Hot barbeque sandwiches and cold beverages were being served from the window of the truck, as volunteers walked the streets, searching for people who looked like they were in need of hydration. In the neighborhood where the canteen …

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  • Pillars of Strength

    Pillars of Strength

    Posted May 23, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    In the midst of horrific tragedy, stories of survival, strength and compassion are emerging. The Salvation Army is on the grounds, amongst the chaotic pile of rubble that once were homes and schools. There is no doubt, mourning is taking place in staggering numbers on the streets of Moore, Oklahoma tonight. The Salvation Army, known …

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  • Meeting Unique Needs in Oklahoma

    Meeting Unique Needs in Oklahoma

    Posted May 22, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    May 22, 2013 by Will Hale Having lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado on Monday, the woman in the above photo along with her husband and child had only the clothes on their backs. Major Steve Morris of The Salvation Army counseled and prayed with the family and coordinated material assistance to help them …

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  • Deadly Tornadoes Strike Moore, OK

    Deadly Tornadoes Strike Moore, OK

    Posted May 21, 2013 By in Disaster Efforts With | No Comments

    May 21, 2013 – 2:10 AM – Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado.    We continue to provide service to hard hit areas from yesterdays’ storms …

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